Students in the Master of International Service degree program following the International Studies Track for students from international partner institutions should register for three courses in their first semester:
- A methods course, if required (see admissions letter for more information) or an economics course, if required (see admissions letter for more information)
- Two - three concentration courses (depending on required courses listed above)
Concentration courses may be chosen from any of the SIS graduate offerings depending upon the student’s individual interests and training needs. A list of suggested concentrations can be found on the back page of the MIS:IST advising worksheet.
Depending upon the number of credits of Advanced Standing awarded upon admission and whether a student is required to take an economics and/or methods course, students take between 9 and 15 credit hours in the concentration, followed by a 3-credit capstone in their second semester.
Skills institutes may only be taken toward the concentration if the student will take greater than 9 credits in their concentration.
Amy Newell is the academic advisor for MIS:IST.